Standard magnitudes for Vostok upper stages

Rainer Kracht (0412188960-0001@t-online.de)
Mon, 11 Dec 95 22:16 +0100

 Standard magnitudes for Vostok upper stages
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 From Russell's observations (1980 Jan 01 to 1995 Nov 30) I have derived
 standard magnitudes (1000 km, 90 deg) for 17 Vostok (A1/SL-3) upper
 stages. There are 80 SL-3 upper stages in the satellite situation report
 for 1995 August. I have chosen all SL-3's with 80 or more observations
 (in pairs and marked "S" = steady) by Russell.

 COSMOS  100 R   1965-106B   133   5.18 +/- 0.06   0.0214 +/- 0.0022
 METEOR  1-2 R   1969-084B    93   4.97 +/- 0.09   0.0141 +/- 0.0028
 METEOR  1-6 R   1970-085B   139   5.12 +/- 0.07   0.0171 +/- 0.0023
 METEOR  1-9 R   1971-059B   121   5.19 +/- 0.08   0.0194 +/- 0.0024
 COSMOS  476 R   1972-011B   143   5.11 +/- 0.07   0.0146 +/- 0.0022
 COSMOS  673 R   1974-066B   127   5.15 +/- 0.07   0.0167 +/- 0.0021
 COSMOS  744 R   1975-056B   122   5.11 +/- 0.06   0.0192 +/- 0.0020
 COSMOS  808 R   1976-024B    82   5.02 +/- 0.12   0.0169 +/- 0.0033
 COSMOS  895 R   1977-015B    93   5.20 +/- 0.09   0.0176 +/- 0.0032
 COSMOS  925 R   1977-061B    90   5.02 +/- 0.09   0.0178 +/- 0.0028
 COSMOS  955 R   1977-091B    96   5.20 +/- 0.08   0.0199 +/- 0.0023
 COSMOS  975 R   1978-004B    81   5.32 +/- 0.09   0.0159 +/- 0.0028
 COSMOS 1043 R   1978-094B   100   5.25 +/- 0.08   0.0197 +/- 0.0022
 COSMOS 1077 R   1979-012B   121   5.02 +/- 0.08   0.0155 +/- 0.0024
 COSMOS 1116 R   1979-067B   117   5.18 +/- 0.07   0.0253 +/- 0.0021
 COSMOS 1145 R   1979-099B    92   5.39 +/- 0.09   0.0223 +/- 0.0028
 COSMOS 1154 R   1980-008B    83   4.84 +/- 0.09   0.0135 +/- 0.0026
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   ALL                      1833   5.14 +/- 0.02   0.0183 +/- 0.0006

 column 1 : name
 column 2 : international designation
 column 3 : number of observations
 column 4 : standard magnitude
 column 5 : phase coefficient

The RAE-Tables have for the Vostok upper stages:

Shape and weight (kg): Cylinder 1440
Size (m)             : 3.8 long, 2.6 dia


 Rainer Kracht   1995 Dec 11
 0412188960-0001@t-online.de